Type A Outlaw Project

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Perry DePietro
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#61 Post by Perry DePietro » Tue May 28, 2019 8:05 pm

Sorry for the confusion. It is a 741 with a Type A nose cone (comes out above the tunnel). I am building a shift tower so I can use a straight shift tube connected directly to the Type A shaft.

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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#62 Post by Bill Sargent » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:44 pm

Perry,

Here are some photos of the shift tower I installed in my 59A Cab. It was made by the late Ken Doughtery and I think his son may still be selling them. It was copied from the one in Ray Knight’s Sauter roadster and is the same as those in Gumund race cars. I use a 741 transmission with an A nose cone and A axel tubes/brakes in my car.

There is more text on the install toward the bottom of page 13 on my thread “Restoring 151489 - Building a Faux Cam Carrera” in the projects section.

The shift lever is a standard VW part. The shift rod is a VW bus part cut to length and then the coupler part is welded in.

Let me know if you need any measurements or more detailed photos.
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#63 Post by Perry DePietro » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:16 pm

I finished it. Thank you for the pix. I had to make mine a different shape because I am using a B/C shifter with a John Willhoit short shift kit. It's in white primer now but probably will be body-color when the car is painted.
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#64 Post by Perry DePietro » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:28 pm

Unfortunately, life has intervened and I have not had much "garage time" lately. I did get to fab up the tabs/bracing for the Optima battery box today.
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#65 Post by Perry DePietro » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:37 pm

I reformed the side of the shift tower so that they curve and flow better. Drill countersunk holes in upper section. This weekend I fab'ed a mounting location for the Spyder hand brake.
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#66 Post by Perry DePietro » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:38 pm

Last week installed the 911 RS engine deck hinges.
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#67 Post by Martin Benade » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:50 pm

What are the three round items ahead of the fuel tank?

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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#68 Post by Perry DePietro » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:53 pm

They are the aluminum billet reservoirs for the hydraulic brakes and hydraulic clutch.

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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#69 Post by Perry DePietro » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:29 pm

I had the car media blasted and the hood had some thin/stretched areas around the filler opening that had some thick body filler. I decided to re-skin the hood with a good skin from restoration design. It took a couple of days, and a lot of hammer/dolly work, but I'm happy with the results.
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#70 Post by ScottBerry » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:55 am

Awesome job on the car and hood. Was is the process for making the hole for the centre filler cap? Assuming a metal hole saw? Do you plan on rolling the edge down?
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#71 Post by Perry DePietro » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:18 am

Yes, as it turns out, a 4 1/2" hole saw gives me about a 2mm gap for the filler cap.

The first time I owned this car, I have a full shop with air tools/plasma cutter/MIG etc. As life often happens, I downsized significantly and sold almost all of it. Fortunately, most of the hard metal work is done because now I only have basic garage tools. I don't have the tools necessary to roll down the edge of the hole. Some of the welds, if you look closely, that I have had to make recently, are pretty ugly with lots of clean up necessary, because all I have presently is a cheap core flux welder :(

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